Monday, 30 May 2016

Christie’s spring sale of American art

At Christie’s spring sale of American art on May 19, a large-scale painting by Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986), “Lake George Reflection,” painted circa 1921–22, led the day at $12,933,000.

The sale of 98 lots totaled $42,737,500 with 68 percent sold by lot and 79 percent sold by value. It offered works ranging from major American Modernists O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove and Max Weber to Nineteenth Century masters Frederic Edwin Church, John Singer Sargent and James Abbott McNeill Whistler.
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) Blue I, watercolor on paper, 1916. $2,405,000

Max Weber (1881-1961) $1,925,000
George Inness (1825-1894) Summer, Montclair. $269,000

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) Red Hills with Pedernal, White Clouds oil on canvas.$4,533,000

Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) The Barns, Lake George. $3,301,000

Frederic Remington (1861-1909) The Broncho Buster $173,000
Paul Manship (1885-1966) Leda. marble $341,000